was it working earlier, ? if so have you moved the file from one place to another, or are you running the setup from a cd. Cd usually gets scratches and makes file copying impossible.
CS4, as far as I know was never tested, nor is it supported under Windows 8.
I never even bothered to try to install it so I really can't tell you if it will or won't work. Bottom line here, whether you want to hear it or not, is that you can not move to a new operating system without considering the applications that you need to run. This holds true for both Windows and Mac users.
In order to provide any real help, if we can, we really need the exact wording of any error messages you received.
I understand a exact wording is important, but that would today mean I had to make the whole install procedure today again, and today I dont have the time. Well I am not at THAT computer but my work computer on top of it.
Would you know part from the wording error any basic general tips and tricks and suggestions for this CS4 install Indesong/win 8?
I am a Beta tester for various software, and I know perfectly well how important that is, but that is also why I explicitly wrote that, so that you did not have to answer in that manner.
But thanks for trying anyway, all though this time it didnt bring anything new to the table unfortunatly
I used CS3 on a different computer and wasnt able to use my CS4 on that computer for various reasons, so I waited to install CS4 until I bought a new computer, Dell laptop in mid december. So now with Windows 8 I installed FRESH, clean install. Intel Core i7, 1 TB hard disk, 8 GB RAM etcetera. So it can only be its Windows 8.
I looked at the CD/DVD and it seems to look okey. No scrathes as I could see anyway. Thanks!
Hi again Peter,
I tried to remember more clearly what it said - watching a very bad photo with my smartphone camera ;-)
It says basically, not exact wording, but basically something like this:
"Install problem. Program was installed, but because of install problem missing files & features may make the program not work properly".
When I look at the program it all looks like it should, and it seems to work, but I havent tried anything mayor with the program yet. And I got the same error message after installing twice.
I haven't got Windows 8 on any of my systems, so I can't offer much specific. I know CS3 and CS4 both run fine here on Windows 7, so I would expect CS4 to install on Windows 8.
I would definitely uninstall the whole suite, then run the clean tool (CS Cleaner Tool for installation problems | CCM, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3) bfore attempting a reinstall. You sound fairly sophisticated so I won't go into great detail, but run MSconfig and turn off all non-essential startups and services before you reinstall, then reset normal startup afterwards.
And you don't have any betas on that machine now, do you?
No, no betas on this new computer. Its so clean only Adobe CS4 that have entered its domains at this time :-)
I will try the MSconfig and see what that can do. I wonder if the CS Cleaner Tool may work, as its so clean on this new laptop. I will look around and see what may lurk around.
The cleaner tool removes old registry info, among other things, so that old crud doesn't find it's way into a new install.
But if the program actually seems to work maybe you'll want to hold off and use it until you find out what isn't working. There also should be an install log, but I'm afraid I can't remember where it hides (and I think it's in an archive format of some sort). Anyone else know where it is?
I know my way around Windows 7 more than windows 8 unfortunatly in terms of knowing where to find a log file. Would be great if anyone knows where to find it.
I fully agree on holding off in terms of seeing what actually wont work, but it would be great to know ahed of it. I just see myself in six months ahead finding a fault, and not knwoing where to start. Always nice to have some knowledge prior to so to speak.